Marshall County Courthouse
Dakota Wesley Farris, of Des Moines, made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle his case. The Probation Revocation Hearing is set for 11:15 a.m. on March 23. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.
Brenton Sielaff, 1407 S. 7th Ave. Apt. #102, made an initial appearance on a tampering with a vehicle charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75 due immediately plus restitution. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning on April 6 until the debt is completed or Sielaff may do 12 hours of community service in lieu of the fine and surcharge plus pay court costs to be completed by July 15.
Andrew Stengele, 501 S. 2nd St., made an initial appearance on a carrying weapons charge, an operating a vehicle while under the influence charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, an improper brake light charge and a driving under suspension charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle his cases. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 26. Stengele was released through the Department of Correctional Services and is to contact them within 48 hours.
The court also saw Stengele on a failure to appear for arraignment on a possession of a Controlled substance charge. Randy Giannetto had been previously appointed to handle this case. The Pre-Trial Conference was rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 4 with the Trial rescheduled for 9 a.m. on May 10. On this charge Stengele was released on his own recognizance.
The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days.
Chad Matson, 311 N. 3rd Ave. Apt. #3, made an initial appearance on a failure to have a valid fishing license charge and on a Mittimus warrant for failure to serve jail time. He pleaded guilty to the failure to have a valid fishing license charge and was fined $30 with a $10.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $100.50 due immediately. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning April 6 until the debt is completed. No bond was allowed on the Mittimus warrant.
Kristina Grillas, of Union, made an initial appearance on a theft, fifth degree charge. She pleaded not guilty and a Pre-Trial Conference is set for 9 a.m. on April 10. Grillas was released on her own recognizance.
Marshalltown Fire Department
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a dispatched/cancelled en route to 209 N. 1st Ave., a smoke detector activation/no fire at 1301 Summit St., and five medical assists with the EMS crew to: 609 E. Main St., 2907 S. 6th St., 3001 E. Main St., 101 W. Church St., and 6 E. North St.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a dispatched/cancelled en route to 1311 Larkfield Court, and three medical assists with the EMS crew to: 1503 Kalsem Boulevard, 1301 Summit St., and 1614 Summit St.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a person in distress at 1607 Norris Place, a carbon monoxide incident at 414 N. 14th Ave., and four medical assists with the EMS crew to: 2907 S. 6th St., 408 S. 9th St., 303 Nicholas Dr., and 216 N. 3rd Ave.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On Monday, a vehicle driven by Paul Bobby Seltman, 402 Friendly Dr., was southbound on Highway 146 when it went out of control, slid off the traveled portion of the roadway and impacted the west ditch. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Seltman vehicle was estimated at $1,800.
On March 2, a car driven by Ronald Frank Jones, of Knoxville, was northbound on Reed Avenue when it struck a deer that entered the traveled portion of the roadway. No injuries were reported. Damage to the front end of the Jones car was estimated at $2,000.